How do you deal with a very manipulative person? Or, rather, how do you deal with other people who allow themselves to be manipulated and don't see what is happening? I'm in a difficult situation with two friends, one of whom (A) manipulates and the other (B) who feels sorry for the manipulator (crying is one of her tactics) so allows her to do it and thinks anyone who doesn't is mean. I feel like a monster for not doing what friend A wants, and frustrated with friend B for being so spineless (kind? Gullible?); she expects everyone to be pushed around so as not to make friend A upset.